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Fashion: August 2013 Archives

Fashion designer Ralph Leroy

Ralph Leroy.jpgThe September edition of Vogue magazine is possibly the most sought after of the year. The issue spotlights up and coming designers and models and sets the trends for the coming months.

Five years ago, Montreal designer Ralph Leroy premiered his first collection for men at Montreal Fashion week. Now, big stars like Will Smith are wearing his clothes, and his designs are being featured in the September issue of British Vogue.

But that's only the latest news about Ralph Leroy. He has a fascinating personal story about how he started his career at 11 in Haiti, survived a kidnapping attempt, and ended up in Montreal. Ralph Leroy tells Elizabeth Robertson some of that story in a two-part conversation.

(Photo courtesy of Ralph Leroy)

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